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Portrait Location | Wrigley Building Chicago, Illinois

This week I am excited to share with you part one in a recurring series, Venue and Portrait Location Spotlights. I am going to be highlighting various portrait and wedding locations around the city of Chicago. Today, we are starting with the Wrigley Building portrait location.

Architecture

A couple embraces at the Wrigley Building in Chicago. They are taking their engagement portraits. They are wearing all black in a stylist way.

A bride and groom kiss in a wedding portrait outside of Wrigley Building in Chicago. They are dressed in formal wedding attire.

A couple takes an engagement portrait outside of the golden doors at the Wrigley Building in Chicago. They are dressed very formally.

A wedding party takes a portrait outside of the Wrigley Building in Chicago. The couple is dressed whimsically and the bridesmaids are wearing purple.

Originally built in 1920 as the headquarters for chewing-gum company Wrigley, the Wrigley Building has become a staple feature in downtown Chicago. I love this location for portraits because the architecture is so striking! It somehow manages to find the line between the perfect backdrop and the star of the photo!

Formality

A bride and groom smiles in this black and white wedding portrait outside of the Wrigley Building in Chicago. They are dressed very formally.

A couple takes their engagement portrait outside of the Wrigley Building in Chicago. They are stylishly dressed in all black.

A couple takes their engagement portrait outside of the Wrigley Building in Chicago. They are dressed for summer in shades of blue and tan.

The building itself gives off a very formal appeal. While casual portrait sessions always work, the Wrigley Building’s style and appearance allow my couples to really “up their game” so-to-speak, when it comes to their wardrobe choices. Formal portraits are truly my favorite to capture, so this location is a given for me when choosing for my clients. 

City Skyline

A bride and groom kiss in a wedding portrait at the Wrigley Building in Chicago. The city skyline is in the background.

A couple take an engagement portrait at the Wrigley Building in Chicago. They are dressed very elegantly and stylishly in shades of blue and tan.

The city surrounds the Wrigley Building. It is situated right in the heart of “The Magnificent Mile” and it is near so many incredible buildings! I love that you get the city vibe in your pictures with a totally different skyline than other big cities. Fun fact: this building is so visible to our city that Lego actually included it in the skyline of one of their cityscapes.

Photo Variety

A bride and groom kiss in a wedding portrait at the Wrigley Building in Chicago.

A bride and groom shine in this black and white portrait outside of the Wrigley building in Chicago.

A couple walk in downtown Chicago near the Wrigley building in this engagement portrait.

A couple takes their engagement portraits outside of the Wrigley building in Chicago. They are smartly dressed with the woman in an emerald green silk dress. Another reason the Wrigley Building is the perfect location for portraits is that it has MULTIPLE other locations to take photos nearby. Some options are the awning under Trump tower, the bridges, on Michigan Avenue, and many others. These locations give you great variety in your picture selection, which is a really fun way to change up your pictures. 

Location, Location, Location

A couple kisses on a red bridge outside of the Wrigley building in Chicago. This is their engagement picture and they are dressed very formally.

This portrait is of a bride and groom. It is taken at dusk outside of the Wrigley building in chicago.

A couple kisses in their engagement photo on the red bridge near the Wrigley building in chicago.

The location of the Wrigley Building is so great for engagement and wedding portraits. It is centrally located, which means getting there is easy on a fast-paced, time restricted day. And the light – you cannot beat the light here! Any time of day you will have the perfect lighting for great photos. 

More Wrigley Building Sessions

Formal Wrigley Building Engagement Sesison

Wrigley Building Summer Engagement

Romantic and Joyful Wrigley Building Engagement

 

 

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